___Transnatural offers an ongoing cultural program and represents an Art & Design Label – Balancing Nature & Technology – .
In Transnatural’s activities technology supports the natural world and ecological wealth. Transnatural envisions a world where man, nature and technology merge and team. The platform works with a multi-faceted mixture of national and international creators, thinkers, businesses, R&D labs, studios and research institutes.
Transnatural shares knowledge and encourages dialogue amongst creators and the public through cultural events. The cultural program transcends the traditional boundaries between nature and technology with a combination of art, (speculative) design, and emerging technology. Exciting work out of artist studios, design studios, labs and companies is staged through various events. The Academy organizes related workshops and readings with recent technical development, research and design methods for professionals.
Transnatural events and projects have been and still are presented to a wide, national and international audience in institutes like the Centre for Innovation and Design in Grand Hornu, NRW forum in Düsseldorf, Glass museum Shanghai (Label) , MoMA New York (Label), The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, EYE Film Museum, Tolhuistuin, Mediamatic and the Dutch Design Week.
The Art & Design collection and its artists are represented in the Label and is sold worldwide to a wide range of B-to-B and B-to- C clients. More information on the commercial department: www.transnaturallabel.com
Director/ curator: Arjen Bangma
is working as curator and label owner in the art & design industry for over more than 10 years. With his strong fascination for innovation and technology he initiated and curated dozens of cultural events and exhibitions ranging in the fields of new (experimental) and audiovisual media to upcoming product design and fashion.
He founded Transnatural and as artistic director he formed the organization to a unique vehicle where culture and commercial aspects meet within an essential philosophy and brand.
Project manager / Producer: Rosalie Peeperkorn
has a Design Cultures graduate and is active within the cultural field for some years acting as a producer. Rosalie has worked for Mediamatic and now she’s operating as a project manager Transnatural Label and as producer for Transnatural events.
Program maker: Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
is a media researcher, publicist and organizer. Klaas programmes cutting edge conference programmes, courses and workshops for professionals in divergent fields of media, technology and culture. Specialism: interdisciplinary knowledge areas, hybrid development, convergence culture and transmedia developments, game theory, participatory culture and the practice of art. Klaas works for the Virtual Platform as programme-designer and lectures at the Rietveld Academy.
Program maker: Joannette van der Veer
Femke Dekker (artist, Sandberg Institute)
Michel de Rooij (Director Nowhere)
Jozef Hey (Director Beamsystems)